Confirmed by the L.A Times and NBC News, Michael Jackson, perhaps the most influential figure in the world of pop music, died today at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from cardiac arrest.
He was taken to UCLA Medical Center after a 911 call was made from his California home reporting that he had collapsed, initiating a full alarm response. When medics arrived, reports say, he had already stopped breathing and was immediately rushed to the hospital in a deep coma. By the time he arrived, his pulse was gone and doctors worked vigorously to revive him, but their efforts were sadly in vain.
This afternoon, 06/25/09, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors at UCLA Medical Center. He was only 50 years old.
He was reportedly in great physical shape as he was working with a personal trainer to prepare for a massive 3 year world tour which was to be the revival of his legendary career.
May he rest in peace, my thoughts and prayers go to his friends, family, and countless numbers of fans. All we can do now is hope that he will be remembered as the legendary and brilliant musician that he was. How will you remember Michael Jackson?